Thursday, June 22, 2017

Enjoy Your Day Cup Pop Stand Card


Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a Pop it Ups Wednesday tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. This will be my final Pop it Ups Wednesday post, but of course I will still be continuing with the other Elizabeth Craft Designs tutorials I create.

This time round I decided to pull out my Pop it Ups Cup Pop Stand Card dies set combining it with the new Moda Scrap Patterned Paper and Joset Designs Macaron die set.

Here's how I created my card:


Step 1 -  
  • Cut a piece of green cardstock so it measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. Score and fold along the 11 inch side at 5 1/2 inches to create a top folding card.

  • Cut two pieces of patterned paper (ModaScrap Cucina with Love used here) that measures                                                           4 1/4 inches x 5 inches. Adhere panels to either side of the inside of the green card base, so that the paper it up close to the fold line.

  • Cut two pieces of red polka dot patterned paper that measures 4 1/4 inches x 3/4 inches and adhere to each end of the card so there is a 1/4 inch gap between the patterned paper and edge of card.
  • Adhere Gold/Silver Glitter Border Peel Off Stickers to each of the edges of the red patterned paper.
Step 2 -
  • Using the Cup Pop Stand Card die set, die cut two cups from patterned paper (note - you will need to place the die on the back of the cardstock for one of the cups so that you have a mirror image of the cup to enable to have them be placed back to back on the card).  To make the card a little strong die cut additional cups from green cardstock and adhere the patterned paper cups to cardstock cups.
  • Create the "pop stand" panel from green card (refer to Karen Burniston's video on how to create the Cup Pop Stand Card for how to do this.
  • Adhere cup pop stand panel to centre of card.
  • Attach the two cups to the tabs of the pop stand panel, leaving the top of the cups open for now.
Step 3 - 
  • Using the steam flourish included in the Cup Pop Stand Card die set, die cut two from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front. (Note - you will be die cutting one steam flourish so that the adhesive is on the front and one where the adhesive is on the back. 
  • Remove the protective backing from the adhesive and cover adhesive using Antique Silver Silk Microfine Glitter. Return excess glitter to the jar and then polish the glitter into the adhesive with your finger.
  • Glue the two flourishes together so you have glitter on either side. attach this to the inside of one of the cups and then place Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the top of the cup to join both cups together.

Step 4 - 
  • Die cut a spoon from Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back (note - you will need to use a Metal Adaptor plate for your die cutting machine to cut the Shimmer Sheetz). For extra strength, die cut an additional spoon from green cardstock and layer the two together.
  • Adhere the spoon in the front of the cup using foam tape (Note - make sure the spoon does not interfere with the card opening and closing by overlapping the fold).
Step 5 - 
  • Using the Macarons die set, die cut one of the scallop ovals from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front. 
  • Remove the protective backing from the adhesive and cover adhesive with Peony Pink Silk Microfine Glitter. Return excess glitter to the jar and then polish the glitter into the adhesive with your finger.
  • Die cut two of the ovals from dark pink cardstock. 
  • Create the macaron by sandwiching the glittered panel between the two pink ovals. (refer to photo above as a guide)
Step 6 - 
  • Using the "Enjoy the Day" sentiment from the Just a Note Clear Stamp set, stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using black ink. Color sentiment as desired.
  • Use the small label die from the Katie Labels Pivot Card die set to die cut the sentiment. Sponge around edge of label.
  • Place on the front part of the inside of card.
  • Die cut an additional label using the same die to cut a second label which is left blank and adhere to the back panel to be used for the hand written sentiment.

Step 7 - Front of Card
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper that measures 4 1/4 inches x 4 inches and adhere to the centre of the front of card.
  • Cut two pieces red polka dot patterned paper 4 1/4 inches x 1/2 inch and adhere to each edge of the patterned paper on card. 
  • Adhere Gold/Silver Glitter Border Peel Off Stickers to each of the edges of the red patterned paper.
Step 8 - 

  • Die cut a label from white cardstock using the second largest label in the Katie Label Pivot Card die set.
  • Die cut a label from green cardstock using the largest label in the Katie Label Pivot Card die set.
  • Stamp the "Just a Note to Say" from the Just a Note Clear Stamp set onto the white label using black ink.
  • Adhere to centre of front of card.
Step 9 - 
  • Die cut and create an additional spoon and macaron that we created for the inside of the card (steps 4 & 5) and attach to the card using foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.


Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs - 



Other:
Cardstock - White; Green; Dark Pink
Inks - Black; Worn Lipstick Distress Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Foam Tape



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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ECD June Coloring Designer Challenge



Hi everyone,

It's time for our June Coloring Design Team Designer challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today to see what our talented designed created for the challenge.


Clean & Simple Card Set - create a set of three Clean & Simple cards. Select a stamp set and use a different image from this set on each of the cards. The card should include one colored image and a sentiment.

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For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a Krista Schneider Jungle Cuties Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies; a pack of Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock and a pack of White 100lb 8.5" x 11" Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "Describe your crafting style

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, June 23 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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For my cards today I decided to use the Krista Schneider Bird-day Party clear stamps with coordinating dies.



For the sentiments on each card I used the "happy bird-day" sentiment from the stamp set and layered this using circles from the Stitched Circles and Dotted Circles die sets. I added some twine underneath the sentiment for some added interest.



Here is a close up of my third card is the card series.



I used the new ModaScrap Thinking About ... Polinesia and Rio De Janeiro 6 x 6 Paper Packs for my designer paper, using the straight die from the Fishtail Borders die set. I positioned the die a little off from the centre to get an interesting shape and die cut this and then used my trimmer to cut the remaining edge on the right hand side.

I did the same thing with Soft Finish Cardstock which matched the colors of designer paper I used and layered the solid panel under the designer paper before attaching to the card.



For the inside of my cards I used the negative off cut from when I die cut the designer paper for the front of the card. I trimmed it down slightly and then added it to the lower part of my card.

I added sentiments from the General Sentiments and Occasions clear stamp sets using black ink.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the wonderful creations by our talented designers and for a change to win the giveaway.





Stamps: Bird-day Party; General Sentiments; Occasions Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Sunflower; Misty Mauve;  Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock; Thinking About Polinesia; Thinking About Rio De Janero - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dies: Bird-day Party; Fishtail Borders; Stitched Circles; Dotted Scallop Circles  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Hemp Cord; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape  - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It's Your Birthday ... Go Nuts!


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another card using some of the new dies from Karen Burniston. This time around I am playing with the Tree Pop Up die (love how easy it is to add leaves to the tree) and the cute little squirrel from the Woodland Animals die set.


I have used the cloud die from the Nature Edges to create the scallop edge at the top and bottom edges of my card. Behind the tree I added grass using the grass die from the same die set.  I die cut the squirrel out of white cardstock and colored using my copics.  

I computer generated the sentiment to go with the cute little squirrels that are out collecting nuts!


Here is another view of the inside of my card.


For the front of my card I added grass layers using the grass from the Nature Edges die set and then added a tree and another squirrel. I used a circle from the Snowman Twist Circle Pop Up die set to create the sun and added a sentiment from the Word Set 1 - Greetings die set.

Paper: White; Brown; Tan; Green; Yellow; Playdate DP - Bella Blvd; DP - DCWV
Dies: Tree Pop-Up; Woodland Animals; Nature Edges; Word Set 1 - Greetings; Snowman Twist Circle Die Set; Katherine Label Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Other: Black Ink; Twine; Foam Tape; Copics


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Monday, June 19, 2017

Magnified Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

Last month I decided to purchase the Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit, because it had an animated stamp set I didn't miss out on. The kit also included a few other bits and pieces including designer papers and 1-Numbers Acetate sheet both by Illustrated Faith.

When I was looking around to see what other people had created using the kit, I came across a card on Youtube created by Scott which used the numbers designer paper and the numbers acetate sheet and a magnifying glass. As the numbers on the acetate sheet are larger than those on the papers it looks like the magnifying glass is really magnifying the number. I thought is was an awesome idea and as I had a magnifying glass stamp in my stash which hadn't been used for ages I decided it was about time it got used again!

I went more for a male theme for my card and 'magnified" the number 8 so I have one card that can be used for my grandsons birthday next year or for one of his friends.


For the inside I used the remainder of the number designer paper and added a birthday sentiment and a balloon in the shape of an "8".


Stamps: Magnifying Glass - Stampington & Co; Happy Birthday - Sizzix; Numbered Balloons - Avery Elle
Paper: White; Teal; Aqua; DP - Illustrated Faith
Other: Black Ink; Evergreen Bough Distress Ink; Illustrated Faith Basic Numbers Acetate Sheet; Sequins; Glossy Accents; Foam Tape; Copics


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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Birthday to You


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I created using the new Cupcake Pop-Up recently released by Karen Burniston. The set comes with two cupcakes (one large and one small) which can be used as a stand alone cupcake on anything you create or used with the Cupcake Pop-Up die included in the die set to create fun Cupcake Pop-Up cards.

I love how Karen has include plenty of instructions to help you create cards using her dies. Karen has include a step by step video and even a PDF file both which you can find on her shop website here.


For the edges of my card I used the cloud die from Karen's new Nature edges die set.  I cut it along my designer paper and then also a piece of green cardstock to layer underneath the designer paper piece.

I added Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of my pink frosting and then adding Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over the top to get some fun glitter frosting. The large cupcake case has been accordion folding as suggested by Karen in her construction video.


Here is another view of the inside of my card so you can see the pop up portion of the card a little better.


For the front I added another cupcake and a sentiment from the Word Set 2 - Birthday die set.

Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Green; DP - DCWV
Dies: Cupcake Pop-Up; Katherine Label Pop-Up; Word Set 2 Birthday; Nature Edges - Karen Burniston
Other: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Glossy Accents; Foam Tape; Copics




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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dahlias


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Joanne Grzelak our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge.


For my card this week I was inspired after watching Susan Tierney-Cockburn and Els van de Burgt on Hochanda TV recently. Susan was showing how to use her new dies which have recently been released by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I loved her Dahlia's she created, so as I had the dies in my stash I pulled it out to play. This sketch was the perfect layout to put the two pink dahlia's I had created.

I always like to include some sort of construction style card when I am creating cards for the two challenge blogs which I am a Design Team of. Sometimes this can be an additional challenge in itself depending on the particular challenge. Of course this week's challenge was no exception and after a little thought decided to use Karen Burniston's Pop it Ups Twist Circle Card. This die has been discontinued by Elizabeth Craft Designs, but Karen Burniston has started a new company Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company and she has released an updated version of this die. I added a sentiment and two flowers to finish the card.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.




Stamps: Build a Bloom - Practical Publishing; Bunches of Love - Crafter's Companion
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Green; ModaScrap Color of Puppies Girl - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dies: Garden Notes Dahlia; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Pop It Ups Twist Circle Pop Up; Stitched Circles; Dotted Scallop Circles; Bunch of Flowers 1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Friday, June 16, 2017

Glittered Flower Lace


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing two cards I created using the new ModaScrap Flower Lace dies (Flower Lace 1 & Flower Lace 2) with Silk Microfine Glitter. This past weekend I was demoing Elizabeth Craft Designs at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo down here in Brisbane. Of course I had to demo the new ModaScrap dies which have just been released as well as Silk Microfine Glitter. As you can see I have combined the two for these cards.

These cards were inspired by some cards Els van de Burgt created and shared last Friday on her weekly YouTube video Technique Friday with Els.



For this card I used the ModaScrap Flower Lace 1. 
  • Covered a piece of cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front. 
  • Die cut the Flower Lace 1 from the release sheet taken from the front of the adhesive tape.
  • Place the die cut release sheet Flower Lace panel to the centre of the adhesive.
  • Cover the adhesive on the card with Blue Streak Silk Microfine Glitter polishing the glitter in with my finger. 
  • Carefully remove the  die cut image from the adhesive and covered the remaining exposed adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

For this card I used the same technique as the card above, just using the Flower Lace 2 and Bright Grape Silk Microfine Glitter.




Stamps: Dreams Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock; Time for Teal Soft Finish Cardstock; Dark Fuchsia Soft Finish Cardstock  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dies: ModaScrap Floral Lace 1; ModaScrap Floral Lace 2; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Stitched Rectangles; Dotted Scallop Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Clear Double Adhesive Tape 6mm; Blue Streak Silk Microfine Glitter; Bright Grape Silk Microfine Glitter; Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink



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Thursday, June 15, 2017

You are Flipping' Fabulous!


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As challenge hostess for the month I continue to issue the challenges!!!

According to the Days of the Year Web Site - Friday 16th is Flip-Flop Day. So for our card this week let's make flip flop cards! That can be the flip-flops that are shoes (thongs for us in Aussie)... Or Flip Flop Cards or both .... Or you may have another flip flop idea, whatever works for you. 😀

For my card today I decided to pull our a Flip-its card from The Stamps of Life. I haven't used my flip-its dies for ages so it was time for one to come out to play. As you can see I have decorated my card using flip-flops (or thongs as we say in Australia).

Go the decorative paper on my card I decided to play with my new Concord & 9th Dotty Turnabout Background Stamp set. Loving these turnabout stamps and easy to use with the MISTI. I used Distress Oxides for everything on this card except for the sentiments.



Here is a look at my card when the card is 'flipped' open. As you see I added another flip flop sentiment seeing I had them.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Vicky Gould




Stamps: sandals4summer; patterns4sandals - The Stamps of Life; Dotty Turnabout - Concord & 9th
Paper: White; Blue
Dies: Exclusive Fancy Edge Flip-its Card; Flip -its  - The Stamps of Life; Stitched Squares - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide; Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide; Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide; Broken China Distress Oxide; Faded Jeans Distress Oxide; Foam Tape






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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Relish the Day



Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our Paper Pros challenge for May. This time round our challenge is hosted by Shelly Hickox.

With Father's Day almost upon everyone in the USA, Shelly has given us the theme .... Masculine Cards.

Of course as Karen Burniston has just release her new dies through her new company ... Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company, I just had to play with a couple of her new dies for the challenge.

I used the new Charm Accordion and Nature Edges die sets for my card today. I love how easy the Charm Accordion is to create a card either die cutting the main accordion base die once or multiple dies to get a longer card. I die cut the base twice.




To decorate my card I used the Lawn Fawn Let's BBQ stamp set which I received for Mother's Day. 

The Charm Accordion die set comes with 5 charms you can use but I decided to use the BBQ tools for the charms for my card. It's probably better to have charms that fit within the square frame, but once you train the folds it works ok.



Even though Father's Day in Australia isn't until September, this was a good opportunity to add another one to my stash, I need a few for my kids. I found a "happy father's day!" sentiment that fitted onto the sauce bottles. I love how the ants are carrying all the food at the bottom of the card.



Here is a look at the front of the card when it is folded ready to be placed in an envelope. I added another of the sentiments from the stamp set on a fishtail banner.

You can see what the other "Paper Pros" created for this challenge on there blogs:




Stamps: Let's BBQ; Happy Summer - Lawn Fawn; The Sweetest - Penny Black
Paper: Red; Impervious DP - Authentique; Green DP - DCWV
Dies: Charm Accordion; Nature Edges - Karen Burniston; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card


Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today for the Coloring Design Team. Today I am playing with the Krista Schneider Zoo Babies stamp set and coordinating dies to create a baby card. For some reason I seem to be making girl baby cards lately, but this card could easily be changed to suit a boy just by changing the colors of patterned papers used.


Here is how I created my card:

Step 1 - 
  • Cut a piece of pale pink cardstock so it measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. Score and fold at 5 1/2 inches to create a top folding card.
  • Use the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set to cut a rectangle from dark pink cardstock.
  • Use the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set to cut a rectangle from designer paper (from ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose Patterned Paper Pack).
  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 inches
  • Cut a piece of dark pink cardstock that measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 1/4 inches. 
  • Layer all pieces onto the folded card using photo above as a guide.

Step 2 -
  • Use the third smallest square from the Stitched Squares die set and die cut a square from designer paper.
  • Use the fourth smallest square from the Dotted Scallop Squares die set and die cut a square from dark pink cardstock.
  • Use a trimmer to card the square in half diagonally (see photo above).
  • Adhere one half of the square to the left hand side of the card using foam tape. (refer to photo below).

Step 3 -
  • Using the Zoo Babies Clear Stamp set, stamp out the bear; present and single flower onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink.
  • Use coordinating dies to die cut each image and adhere to card using foam tape for the bear and present.
  • Decorate the edges of the white rectangle and the half square panel using Glitter Borders Peel-Off Stickers.
Step 4 -
  • Stamp a sentiment from the Baby Clear Stamp set to the lower right hand corner of card using black ink.

Step 5 - The Inside of Card:
  • Use the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set to cut a rectangle from dark pink cardstock.
  • Use the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set to cut a rectangle from designer paper (from ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose Patterned Paper Pack).
  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 inches
  • Cut a piece of dark pink cardstock that measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 1/4 inches.
  • Layer all pieces together and adhere to the inside of the card using photo above as a guide.

Step 6 -
  • Use the remaining half of the square we cut in half in step 2 to adhere to the left hand side of card. 
Step 7 -

  • Stamp the "Baby" and "Girl" sentiments from the Baby Clear Stamp set to the white panel.
  • Color the 'Baby" sentiment as desired.
  • Stamp the trio flowers from the Zoo Babies Clear Stamp set to the top and bottom right hand corner of white panel.
Thank you for  stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.




Other:
Cardstock - Pale Pink; Dark Pink
Black Ink
Copic Markers
Foam Tape

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